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MedStar Stroke Support Group

The MedStar Stroke Support Group is a group for individuals who have had a stroke and their significant others. Members gather together for educational programs and social activities. Meetings include informative sessions on stroke-related topics, such as personal safety and adaptive gardening. Topics change with each new meeting. 

The group meets the first Thursday of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m.,alternating between MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. 

For more information, call 443-444-4618.

Walk-ins are also welcome.

Special Session with Stroke Survivor Mark Moore

Philanthropist and stroke survivor, Mark Moore, spoke at a special session of the support group. Watch the video below to hear his story of recovery.

Location Information

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
5601 Loch Raven Blvd., 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21239
Outpatient Rehabilitation Center (located at the Good Health Center)

Contact:
Kate Gerber
443-444-5500 or 443-444-4618

Hours:
First Thursday of each month
1 to 2:30 p.m.

See available dates.

Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer Rehabilitation

We offer a comprehensive program to help manage your fatigue and improve your strength, mobility and ability to preform your daily activities. An occupational therapist preforms a thorough assessment, offering a personalized care plan to help you learn how to use your time and energy efficiently. In addition, you may be preferred to physical therapy for a specialized, structured exercise program designed just for cancer patients.

By appointment only; a physician referral is required.

Most insurance plans will cover this service. Our coordinators will help verify this for you. 

Program Information:

Contact: 443-444-5500
Location: Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
O'Neill Building - 2nd Floor
Good Health Center
Hours: By appointment only; physician referral required

Balance School

An interactive, two-session program in which patients learn how to manage their balance problems, reduce their risk for falls and get tips on how to make their homes safer. Expert instruction provided by a physical therapist specializing in balance disorders. Group sizes are kept small in order to provide individual attention to patients.

Offered on the first two Tuesdays of each month.

All sessions are billed via your health insurance provider; all co-pays or co-insurances apply. A physician referral is required.

Program Information:

Contact: 443-444-5500
Location: Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
O'Neill Building, 2nd Floor
Good Health Center
Hours: First two Tuesdays of each month

Aquatics Program

The Aquatics Program helps adults recovering from orthopaedic, neurological and musculoskeletal injuries. Because of the buoyancy it provides, exercising in warm water has many benefits, including pain relief, reduction in swelling and stress on the joints, progressive weight bearing, ease of movement, as well as psychological benefits. The two-to-four week program is staffed by therapists with training in aquatic therapy.

Participation is by appointment only. Appointments are held near the hospital at the League for People with Disabilities facility.

Insurance may cover all or part of the cost for this service. 

Program Information:

Contact: 443-444-5500
Location: Held at the nearby
League for People with Disabilities Facility
Hours: By appointment only

Aphasia Support Group

The Aphasia Support Group is a free conversation-based support group for individuals with aphasia. The group allows members to practice speech in a social setting, meet other individuals with aphasia and learn new information for improving communication.

The group is facilitated by two speech-language pathologists, with members assisting in the determination of meeting topics, ideas and activities.

Second and fourth Mondays of each month

For more information, contact Kate Gerber at 443-444-5500. To register, please call 443-444-4618.

Support Group Info:

Contact: Kate Gerber, speech-language pathologist
443-444-5500; register by calling 443-444-4618
Location: Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
O'Neill Building - 2nd Floor
Good Health Center
Hours: Second and Fourth Mondays of each month
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot and Ankle Surgery

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MedStar Good Samaritan's podiatric surgeons are highly trained in the latest techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders, conditions and injuries of the foot and ankle. We have special training and expertise in the management of the complicated diabetic foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. We also treat patients for management or correction of painful bunions, hammertoes and heel spurs/plantar fasciitis, as well as reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery.

Podiatrists have special training and expertise in the management of the complicated diabetic foot.

Our technology, as well as our approach to treatment, is tailored to the specific needs of each individual patient. We offer the greatest level of comfort and minimally invasive techniques, which reduce recovery time and minimize hospital stay.

Learn more about foot and ankle conditions, and how we treat them.

Treatment Options

  • Bunion care can range from nonsurgical methods, such as wearing roomier shoes and using protective pads to cushion the painful area, to surgical methods employed to realign bone, ligaments, tendons, and nerves so the big toe can be brought back to its correct position.
  • Fracture Care treatment is different for each individual and depends on the extent of the fracture. Treatment can range from a special shoe or cast to surgery for more severe fractures. Our foot and ankle specialists and surgeons may use plates, metal or absorbable screws, pins, staples, or tension bands to hold the bones in place. Physical therapy is the second stage of treatment for a fracture, following the cast removal or surgery.
  • Tendon Reconstruction is a treatment employed to repair tendon tears. For less severe tears, suturing may suffice. If you have an acute tear, your doctor will use tendon tissue grafts, taken either from elsewhere in the leg or from a tissue bank, to make the repair.
  • Wound care can be critical because wounds on the foot and ankle are slow to heal on certain people, especially diabetics. Wounds can develop into ulcers from such conditions as such as lack of feeling in the foot, poor circulation, foot deformities, irritation, and trauma. Diabetic patients sometimes develop neuropathy (lack of feeling) in the feet that can leave wounds undetected. Vascular disease can also complicate a foot ulcer, reducing the body's ability to heal and increasing the risk for an infection.
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Care Our foot and ankle specialists may implement conservative treatments such as rest, elevation, massage, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, arch supports (orthotics), and/or better-fitting shoes. If conservative treatment does not provide results, your physician may suggest surgery during which an incision made in the ligament, located below the inside of the ankle, allowing room for the nerve to expand. If a cyst is impinging on the nerve, it can be removed.

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To find an orthopaedic specialist:

443-444-4100

Location

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21239

Meet Our Specialists

 

Podiatry Specialists

Behavioral Health

Neuropsychiatry Institute

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Neuropsychiatric illness can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. They may be associated with changes in chemicals and hormones that affect the brain and the entire body. And, they may be treated in a variety of ways.

Neuropsychiatric illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, emotions and ability to relate to others, as well as energy, appetite, sleep, body aches and other aspects of daily function. They may decrease our ability to deal even with the regular demands of life.

If you or someone you know is in need of psychotherapy, professional counseling or medications, let us help.

Our team of health professionals is committed to providing the treatments and care you may need to improve your health and well-being.

Services

We offer a full range of psychiatric evaluation and treatment services including:

  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Treatments with medication

The institute specializes in the treatment of a variety of diagnoses, including:

  • Depression
  • Bi-polar disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Memory concerns
  • Cognitive concerns
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Dementia
  • Emotional and behavioral difficulties
  • Developmental disabilities and related challenges

Our comprehensive treatment services include close coordination of care with your current doctors and healthcare providers. We also collaborate with several other healthcare providers in the Baltimore area, as well as outpatient departments, specialists and physicians' offices at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. We are partners with MedStar National Rehabilitation Network to make sure that our patients receive the comprehensive care they need.

Call Us Today

To find a behavioral health specialist:

443-444-4540

Location Information

The Neuropsychiatry Institute
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Morgan Building, Suite 406
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21239

Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By appointment

Meet Our Top Doctor

One of our specialists was named a 2015 Top Doctor in Baltimore magazine by their peers for being the best in the field of Psychiatry.
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Independent Living at Belvedere Green and Woodbourne Woods

Sponsored and managed by MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Belvedere Green and Woodbourne Woods are first-rate independent living situations.

Independent living with support services is one of the fastest growing residential choices for seniors in this country. Residents can get the help they need—whether it is with cooking and housekeeping or dressing and taking medications—whenever they need it, 24 hours a day. And, because Belvedere Green and Woodbourne Woods are closely affiliated with MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, our residents can also depend on expert medical care right next door.

Add in the benefits of a home-like atmosphere, freedom, and privacy, plus companionship and opportunities from a supportive community, our residents stay vibrant and independent as they age.

Requirements

  • At least 62 years of age
  • Are handicapped/disabled
  • Able to live independently without assistance
  • Meet H.U.D. income limits

Features

  • 142 one-bedroom units, 23 efficiencies
  • Ample closet space
  • Ceramic tile baths
  • Emergency call devices available
  • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning
  • Modern kitchen appliances
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Cable-television ready

Services and Amenities

  • 24-hour staffed security
  • Accessible bus transportation to nearby shopping and churches
  • Beauty salon/barber services
  • Coin-operated laundry
  • Greenhouse, outdoor patio, dining/multipurpose area
  • Daily opportunities for individual and group activities
  • Nutrition and wellness programs
  • Religious services
  • Transportation to MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and on-campus doctors' offices
  • Social work consultation
  • Assistance with healthcare needs, including educational programs and health screenings

Support Services

The MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Senior Support Services Program is a package of services offered to the residents of Belvedere Green and Woodbourne Woods apartments that includes

  • Two meals a day, seven days a week, served in the dining room.
  • A minimum of 1.5 hours of housekeeping each week which includes vacuuming, dusting, mopping, etc.
  • A minimum of 1.5 hours of personal care each week which includes assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming, as needed.
  • A minimum of 1.5 hours of laundry service each week.

The maximum monthly cost of the program is based upon income as determined by the State Office on Aging. The fee may be subsidized by the Maryland Office on Aging, depending on the participant's income. Exact program fees cannot be determined until all income information has been reviewed.

This program is designed for residents who may experience periodic difficulty with essential daily activities. We request that applicants for this program receive a psychosocial assessment and a current medical evaluation so we are familiar with their areas of need.

Contact

All units at Belvedere Green and Woodbourne Woods are rent subsidized and residents pay only 30 percent of adjusted gross income.

For complete details about availability and our exceptional services, call the housing administrator at 410-433-7255.

Belvedere Green

1651 East Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21239
410-433-7255

Woodbourne Woods

1650 Woodbourne Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21239
410-433-7255

 

Call Us Today

For complete details about availability and our exceptional services, call the housing administrator at

410-433-7255

Locations

Belvedere Green
1651 East Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21239
410-433-7255

Woodbourne Woods
1650 Woodbourne Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21239
410-433-7255

Gastroenterology

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443-444-4100

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